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Dtt Jun« 3, 1965 TO MAKE YOUR BLOOD BOIL The*"* 'I o*e oge«cy of government which hoi po'd c»te"'ion to Gen. Eisenhower's fore- well m**icge to the American oeople worn- ing of the o'lia«ce between b'<g defen»e con- troctori, retired generoli and odmiroli, and th« Defenje Department. That agency it the General Accou"t : "g Office. During the lost fi»ca! y*or alone, the G«nerol Accounting Office submitted 1*4 report! on improper military spending. They checked into everything from subsidizing golf lp«<totors to squandering money on dress shoes and pants with pocket flaps. This is the inside reason why defense contractors hove pulled wires with Rep. Chet Holtfield, onetime liberal Democrat from California, and induced him to investigate the General Accounting Office. Irony is that Hoi(field's subcommittee is charged with policing military mismanagement and waste. It is supposed to work with GAO, not against It. GAO's unsung accountants pursue the disappearing tax dollar through the maze of defense contracts as no Congressional committee ever does. They search for hidden profits, watch for misspent money, check all the fine print in defense contracts. Scarcely a defense industry has escaped their eagle eye. Here is some of the phony spending which GAO has turned up in the last year: 1. Fort Gordon was revealed to have b*«n providing cutrate accommodations for m.ilitary brass who come to Augusta, Ga., to watch the annual Masters Golf Tournament. Visiting officers were charged as low as 40 cents for a room in the bachelor officers' quarters, up to $2.50 for family accommodations. (Commercial rates in Augusta during Masters week run about $20 a day.) The army also furnished free transportation to the golf course, cocktail parties after a hard day on the links, and daily towel service. 2. The Navy was found to be spending on unnecessary $158,000 a year, simply because the admirals refused to give up their brown dress shoes and wear only black ihoe* like the generals. 3. The flap over pants flaps was caused by Army-Marine failure to settle on one style or pants. The GAO complained that It cost the taxpayer* on extra $68,000 to supply trousers both with and without flap* on the hip pocket. The GAO wo» roughest, however, on the weapons makers. They have been taking the biggest bite out of the taxpayers, and one GAO report last year charged that the Navy had spent a staggering $445,400,000 with the Glenn L Martin Company over a 10-year period, yet had not received a tingle serviceable P6M seaplane for its money. JM$oxui Upper He* 111E. on Street— Ph. 29W535-Algona, Iowa Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOIKES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor * Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUBS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCQi, Forem»" NATI.ON.Al EDITORIAL 6"5 N f f i I I A H •'•' t '•' E * * NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York W, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA On* Yt&r. tn ftdvtnce. Semi-weekly „„...— SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA On* Yeir. in Advance. Semi we«ldy „„.-—|AjM No cuiMcnpuac less than t monthj OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST S'eel wo» occusad of collect$5.000,000 more than if» co»t figures ju». d for the ccnitruction of trie nuclear fri- NS Boinbndge. In onothe- report, GAO jumped on the inum Corr-cony of America for charging the Air Force an exorbitant 51 per cent markup for aircraft forgingj. Boeing wai also ac- cu»ed of pocketing $2,203,450 too much on ifi Bomarc miiille contract. The sharp-eyed GAO accountant! watch both dollori and cent* for tovlngi. They railed coin with nine contractor! lo»f year for buying firit-cloj! rather than touri$t-clo!! airplane tickets at the taxpayer!' expense. Obvioujly the big defenie contractor! would like to get GAO off their backs. LOVE VERSUS HATE Down in the Dominican Republic where pattioni flare and blood flows, one agency never fired upon by either tide ii: CARE. When o CARE truck trundlei along the street! of Santo Domingo, both side! cease firing, the rebel! take down their barricades, and the CARE driver moves in with hit load — 25,000 two-inch bum baked daily for the children of the beleaguered city. Without CARE, many of theie children would starve. CARE operate! all over the world, from Pakistan to Yugoslavia to Colombia. Ir 1 ! a miracle of American efficiency and generosity, though experiencing a tough ttruggle today with diminUhing funds and increasing problems. HAIRBRAINED IDEA DEPT. OrtonvilU, Minn. Independent — Federal governmtnt has found yet another way to spend tome taxpayer money in the announcement last week that Minnesota's Department of Employment Security has been awarded a federal grant of $333,000 for a pilot study for relocation of an estimated 400 workers. The study will be conducted this summer for the U. S. Department of Labor on the feasibility of helping unemployed workers move to areas wherto their 'skills are in demand. In short, the plan calls for federal aid to provide an unemployed person, who has obtained a job in another location, to move to fhat new location. The program will provide up to 50 per cent of an applicant's relocation cost, while the remaining 50 per cent may be In th« form of a low-interest loan. V/e though* w«'had neard of fooliUnT spending by the government before, but this seems to "take the cake I" The next step will be to allocate government spending for someone to tie his next-door neighbor's shoes every morning. Yet another case we recall Is that of a state agency which not long ago found Itself with $4 million it hadn't spent — and it was looking frantically for a place to spend It. Brother! Has the day come when an unemployed person, who obtains a job in a new location, cannot get there by his own means (or has no pride to get there by his own means ?) by borrowing the money himself from say a friend or a local bank, or possibly from his new employer, or by hitch-hiking if he must. If he doesn't want to or can't get to his new place of employment under his own means, other than federal hand-out, then it would seem he apparently isn't too interested in working any- wav> „ Isn't it about time we turn the spigot off — if even a little bit or for a little while — on "foolish" government spending ? Or Is it the public's wish to also "drain the well dry t" We think not — we certainly hope not I Nature has given to man only one tongue — but two ears — that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak — Lake Mills Graphic. An expert is a person who just learned yesterday what you don't know today — Ot- kaloosa Tribune-Press. Loafer: A man who likes to mow the lawn in the winter and shovel snow in the summer — Sioux Rapids Bulletin»Pre*s. FOt AND ABOt/T by C. D. Smith Girl Is Told She Is 'Second Choice' THE WEEK'S LETTER: 1 am in the tenth grade A parucular boy, whom I happen to like very rr.uch a<,kt<! rr.e to be his date Then the bos for a cla^s part;. * no hap{'C-n» to be m> brother's bc>t fiiO'.: !'.: : i !:.(• that he ua> !r>i?.' (,. ,:r! sr.other 2irJ to f'j with tin:. at\-'. if he asked me first What should i I <io about this'" \ OLR REPV: You should very'' politely tell this hoy to just for get the whole tnmg His I manner^ It-a^e «',n:i-:r,ir:g to be '**- '-leMred if ht- a-<k> a ,.'irl fo. r a £'j <l*li- tht-n ti-!l ho; he w-uid pre not; ( L r u< „>/ -.uth »orr.eone ei>t and ! should wind up without a date, I'll be more than happy to take you " It ii likely that the boy considers you a friend, just as he is a friend of your brother. He may even think that he is doing you a favor by taking you somewhere. Let him know, in a friendly way, that he is mistaken — and that you don t want him to ask you — or take you anywhere . . . unless it is something that he wants to do Quite often, a girl is "second choice — as a boy might ask two or three girls before he gels a date A girl may already have s date she may have a previous engagement etc But a boy never ieii> a girl that he has asked •••orrieone else first It just isn't iJ'v.i manners And it isn't wise f •.'•' a jirl being toid she is second cr.oKf to indicate that it doesn't •i.ottt-r b> giving the boy a date f«f H+n4l In Mffe Q» Fffltoo team for tbe afternoon's entertainment and woo 5-Z. - o - Moderaette Clnb met at tt* borne of Mrs. Alfred Lloyd, L*d- ytrd. Mrs. Arthur RaaJt&neier gw a talk on tbe QMS and of administering penicillin. Lee Haase, &-year old son of Pvt. and Mrs. Clifford Haase, Algaoa, bad the misfortme of falling while at play and received a cot la his cheek which required three clamps to close. - o Mrs. Dora Blsenius, 90, died at the home of her son J. B. Bis- enios, Whittemore. She and her husband had been residents of the Whittemore area since 1891, and had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1930. - o - Temperatures increased to the extent that soil temperature for the first time in the year was high enough for good germination. High for the week was 80 degrees with a low of 43. 2CYEA2S AGO IN TMI asu-r then ho woul'' fake me I will do s.o if the gui is agreeable I don t ihtr.fc ihi-. ;> nght since!This i* somewhat Jikt- saying. "If •t ) = - r.a»« a Utaa?* pjebUm you -an ic ditcuM M as oMtrratioa lo •?««, aid!«»» •>«-.( l«u. t i» FOS AiCD ABOUT TEtKAOEKS COMMUNITY russ SEimcE 20 Years 130 FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 31, 1945 Harold Clapsadcfle, chief gunner's mate, Condth, who had received a commendation from a Filipino army general for valor shown by the sailor during the last days of Bataan 3 years ago, was home visiting his wife and friends. He had been a prisoner of war of the Japs from 194245 when he was freed by American forces. - o - Two sailors, giving fictitious names and claiming to be from Los Angeles, were being held in jail for the alleged theft of a car belonging to J. B. Elbert of Whittemore. Tbe car disappeared from east of the Norton Lumber yard where Mr. Elbert was employed. However, the car was returned undamaged. - o Mr. aad Mrs. George Patterson, Seneca, drove to Mason City to meet their son, CpU Eldon Patterson, who had been overseas for three years stationed in New Guinea. - o- Tbfc Solid Fuels Admlnistratloi for War warned that next winter's ooal shortage would be far worse than it was the past winter. After April 1, tbe consumer had to file with his coal dealer a "consumer declaration" before the dealer could make deliver)' of tbe "order. One could buy only 80% of the amount of fuel that had been used during the winter of '43 and '44. Also, the consumer had to accept any kind and size of usable coal or coke which the dealer was able to deliver. - o Aviation Cadet RexTaylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Taylor, Algona, had been recently transferred from Luke Field, Phoenix, Ariz., to San Antonio, Tex., where he was to take a 3-month training course in pre-flight. The USO recreation center had been reopened after a thorough two-day cleaning and renovating project. The work was done under the management committee of which Mrs. H. M. Falk- enhainer was chairman. Mrs. D. D. Alt served as program director and Mrs. W. P. French was hostess chairman. The Fenton Forwards 4-Hclub met at tne Emil Bierstedt home with Mary as tbe hostess. The roll call was "A New Year's resolution for better club programs this year." Limited quantities of men's and women's shoes would be sold to consumers ration-free at specified price reductions within a few weeks, according to an announcement from the OPA. Also, they advised that supplies of meat, butter, sugar, canned lad packaged foods, cloth- log and many durable goods Vould be smaller in 1945. * * * Mary Helen McEnroe, Algona, received B.A. degree at the annual convocation at Clarke College in Dubuque. Mary majored in social science. - o - Mr. and Mrs. George Pettit, Lone Rock, was one of a group of 25 infantryman touring tbe country during the 7th War Loan drive to further the sale of War Bonds. - o - Kossuth county held 15th place in tbe state in collection of waste paper. A total of 169,000 Ibs. had been collected during the month of April. - o - Tbe annual rural school day for Union township was held at Good Hope church with 166 in attendance. Roy Sarchet was in charge of sports, assisted by Walter Heerdt. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Alex Miller, LuVerne, received a letter from their son, Sgt. Robert Miller, stating he had been liberated from a prison camp in Germany and that he was stationed in France and hoped to be home soon. Mrs. Martin Sweet, the former Vera Bigings, received word that her husband, Pvt. Sweet, had been liberated from a prison camp in Germany. - o School No. 4 in Inrlngton twp. closed the school- year with a picnic dinner with 46 in attendance. There were 12 children enrolled in the school. Richard Mawdsley had been neither absent nor tardy for two years. - o - Russ Medin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Medin, Algona, accepted tbe job as manager of the co - operative creamery at Whittemore. - o - The Seneca girls kittenball team attended the closing school picnic at Fenton and in the game which preceded the dinner, won over the Fenton team 26-14. The Seneca boys' baseball team met 10 Years Ago FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 2, 1955 A heavy downpour of rain, measuring an Inch in Algona and fining many of the streets, climaxed several days of weather that had been entirely different - it had been predicted. Largest amount of rainfall reported was four inches at Galbraith. A severe hail storm in the West Bend area caused heavy damage to crops and gardens. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fischer, Swea City, sped off on the first leg of their flight to Honolulu and a reunion with their son, Capt. Harold Fischer, Jr., Iowa jet ace, who had been freed by Communist China after spending several months in a prison camp. - o Russell Sonnenberg, Titonka high school student, accidentally shot himself in the right hip while hunting in a grove near the Sonnenberg farm home. - o - Ten teenagers from Fenton were organizing a Safety Driver's Club. Jerry Relmers was elected president, Roger Dreyer, rice president, and Nancy Wiener, secretary-treasurer. - o - A family picnic was held at the Leonard Studer farm home, Wesley, in honor of her brother, Rae Smith, who was leaving for Park Air Base in Cal. RETIRED COUPLE NEXT DOOR MAY BE WORTH $$$ TO YOU I f, on U»e street where you live. some retired man and his wife have taken up residence, you might consider building a monument to them. But better still, since they probably wouldn't like a monument, you might consider keeping your small children from trampling their flowers this year, keeping your dogs away from their evergreens, and stopping some of your noise. Because retired people moving to a conventional street, in suburbia, a small town, or almost anywhere, are one of the finest economic assets their neighbors ever got. A retired man, George W. Sawyer _ who's getting pretty disgusted with the way children chasing balls and dogs chasing dogs are ruining everything he plants in his yard — tells why: "A retired couple moving into a new neighborhood will usually set out at once to beautify their house and yard They have the time, the motivation — and what else is there for them to do? The best lawns, the prettiest flowers, the neatest yards are always the trademark of today's retired couple "So what happens? All the neighbors are encouraged — or .shamed — into beautifying also And as a result the whole neighborhood become* prettier and the value of everybody's house goes up Usually to stay up " A greater economic asset than S-Sgt. Bernard Pettit, son of This, according to Mr. Sawyer, is the tax windfall. The retired couple pays on their home the same proportion of taxes paid by neighbors who have small children and teenagers. Most of these real-estate taxes go for schools. "But the retired couple has no children to educate. So the neighbors get the benefits of their tax money without having to build a new classroom for them. You can realize what an economic asset this is when you compare the retired couple with a couple thai might have moved into their house with eight kids." The stability of retired people who move into a neghborhood is always important, Mr. Sawyer explains. "People who pick up and move every year or two are a serious detriment to iheir street They cause changes in the character of a community They invariably bring a decline in property values. Retired people as a rule come to sit and to stay . . and to maintain standards." Among other items from Mr Sawyer's study: Retired parents don't decorate the landscape with a line of diapers hanging in the back yard; Don't have noisy Saturday night parties that keep neighbors awake until I A.M.; Don't yell and scream and run and romp — or have children who do — from sunup to sundown; Don't come around asking for contributions Mrs. Marie Frankl, Mr«. Bormann and Marguerite Mulligan, Irringtoo, attended graduation exercises at St. John'* Academy, Bancroft, utere Marilyn Mulligan wa£ a member of tbe graduating class. - o - Pat Ward, Algona, and Richard Campoey, Burt, were among tbe students at Iowa State College honored at tbe annual Music Honors Baoqoet. Miss Ward received her award for her efforts in instrumental music, while Campoey got his for work In vocal music. "flit was a happy week for Mrs. Nell Opheim, Sexton, as her oldest daughter, DrusiUa graduated from Algona high school and her oldest son John graduated at Hackensack, Minn. - o Mrs. Frank Hoffman, Livermore, was hostess to the Pinochle Club members. High prize went to Mrs. Herman Gronbach and consolation prize to Mrs. Ernest Haack. - o - Mary L. Mawdsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mawdsley, Algona, was one of 650 girls who received degrees at Stephens college, Columbia, Mo. - o Shirley Goche, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goche, Bancroft, was one of the graduates of nursing at St. Teresa's was one of the graduates of nursing at St. Teresa's college, Wlnona, Minn. - o - Marlene Klenltz, Lakota, was guest of honor at a shower at the home of Mrs. Jerry Ukena. Other hostesses were Mrs. Ralph Dewey, Mrs. Robert Hamilton and Mrs. A. E. Anderson. Marlene was to become the bride of Carlyle Gerzema June 10. - o - Nearly 500 4-H girls, representing every club in the county, were present at Burt for two days for the annual Rally Day program. Rita Strelt, representing the Lotts Creek Lassies, was judged the winner of the better grooming contest. Norma Jean Reding was elected president of toe county gr<Jup, Mary Keith, vice president, Marilyn Bormann, secretary-treasurer, and Charlotte Wise, historian. - o Mrs. Grady Smith, Titonka, fell and broke her right arm In an accident In her home. The Ottosen senior class enjoyed a skip day at Sioux Falls, S. D. They were accompanied by Sipt. and Mrs. Kenneth McLuen and Mrs.-Roy Enockson. Seniors were John Nielsen,' Janice Vlnaas, Lois Bell, Barbara Enocknon, james Fowler, Margaret Kelley and Caroline Banwart. - o Marine Busch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Busch, Ledyard, had an emergency appendectomy at Buffalo Center hospital. - o Announcement of a 1955 Corn Yield contest for Kossuth farmers had been made by three Algona service clubs sponsoring the project. Torsten Lagerstrom was chairman of the committee, Eugene Hutchlns, secretary, and F.d Gilmore, treasurer. - o - Elizabeth Duffy and Mary Jo Elbert, Whittemore, two Presentation entries in the annual D. Y. 0. speech contest, both received superior ratings during tbe final afternoon at St. Joseph's parish. Joan Schuller and Robert Russell also received awards. - o Oliver Kinseth, Ottosen, re- Ured as a mall carrier after serving since 1920, Whan he first started there were no graveled or graded routes and 28 miles of travel 6 days a week was indeed a big job. Mr. Kinseth had a mall buggy, sled runners on which tbe mail cab was placed in winter and a Model T Ford. Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Rirklefs Hospitalizalion Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E State 295-5529 ALCiONA INSURANCE Ai.K.V Y J It. <Jim> KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-317G 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE ACiKNCY General Insurance 7 N Dodge 295-2735 liOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home -- Automobile — Farm I'oho Insurance Farm Iturrau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto i with $10 Deductible) Life Hail - Traclor Phone L".J5 XI51 MIKK SMITH, Mgr. IIERIIST INS. A(.I.N( Y For Auto. House. Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 2!i5-.'J7:i3 Trtl. S. Hi-rbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSUR \NCE ASSOCIATION DMT ST4.000.000 \M,I Ih of in- sur.nu e in furce Phone L'95-3756. Lola Siuffhain. Scc'y. RICH \ltlt A. 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BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours H 30 5 IK) Moil - Fri. H 30 - 12 0(1 Sat A. M. \V. L. ( LEtiG, D.C. Sawyer Building 9 "East State Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 MISCELLANEOUS Crt-ttit Bureau o( Kossuth ( uunty ( nlU'i'ti ili j Si'i \ iix> I'.u tbllt Ki-pullb Farm Mgimnl. L AHl SON MANACl'.MLNT COMPANY H*v QOU>EM coi» &•&*«. M«w Yotfc. 17. M. Y.

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